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Upper Main

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Chicken McNubbins T,S 
Give a dog a mint S,TR 
Lichen Fools S,TR 
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Santa's Stairmaster S,TR 

Upper Main Rock Climbing 

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The upper main wall is the location of routes from 5.6-5.13. The climbing is mainly slab but gets steep on the left side of the wall. The area has great overlooks of the Pend Oreille River.

Getting There 

Hike uphill from the east side of the second pull out. Several trail option lead to a short section of fixed rope. Approach takes about 5 minutes. The top of the cliff can be accessed from a gully on the right side of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the North Idaho area.

Weather station 13.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Main

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Main:
Chicken McNubbins   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The 2 start options for Santa's Stairmaster.

Santa's Stairmaster 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Idaho : North Idaho : ... : Upper Main
The pleasant sweeping arête to headwall climb is bolted friendly for easy lead purposes to get to the top of the wall. Great positions and fun moves. It's easy to make the crux up high harder than necessary....[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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